Statewide Transit Goal Setting
planning - surveys, mode - mass transit, place - north america, ridership - demand, organisation - contracting
Best practices, Performance based planning, Public transit, State departments of transportation, Strategic planning, Transportation planning
State departments of transportation (DOTs) are gradually incorporating a performance-based approach to their transportation planning. This includes setting statewide goals for the different systems that make up the state's transportation network. However, state DOTs have limited influence over public transportation. Transit systems are often built, operated, and maintained by local or regional agencies that are separate from the state DOT. This limited influence over transit creates challenges for DOTs when setting statewide transit goals. This digest addresses the need for a better understanding of current and best practices in statewide transit goal setting by state DOTs.
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Plaskon, T., Trainor, S., & Grant, M. (2011). Statewide Transit Goal Setting. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest No 358. Published by Transportation Research Board, Washington. 18 pp.